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Seaboard, Triumph Plan Northwest Iowa Pork Processing Plant By: 05/14/2015 @ 11:26am

Northwest Iowa has become the epicenter of the bird flu story that's developed over the last few weeks, with continued culls ordered as more birds -- now more than…

Price Uncertainty Underscores Cattle Business Risk Through This Year By: 05/06/2015 @ 2:08pm

Year-over-year prices for finished steers remain high, but it looks like in general, cattle futures have peaked for the…

Iowa Declares State of Emergency Due to Avian Flu; Follows Minnesota, Wisconsin By: 05/01/2015 @ 4:21pm

On Friday, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency due to the outbreak of the highly pathogenic…

Precision Dairy Conference Features the Latest in Innovative Technology By: 05/06/2015 @ 12:49pm

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from industry experts at the 2015 Precision Dairy Conference and Expo. The event will be held on June 24 and 25, 2015, at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester…

Bird Flu: Iowa Announces 5 More Presumptive Cases By: 04/27/2015 @ 4:56pm

Iowa has another five probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on the table in commercial poultry farms in Osceola, O’Brien, and Sioux Counties in northwest Iowa, says Bill Northey, the…

Bird Flu: 3.8 Million Birds to Be Destroyed -- What Now? By: 04/22/2015 @ 10:25am

Over the weekend, an egg-laying facility in Osceola County, Iowa, was confirmed positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N2 strain, said Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Tuesday…

Avian Influenza H5N2 Confirmed in Iowa By: 04/14/2015 @ 2:07pm

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Healthy Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the first case of the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus in the state of…

Time For Hog Expansion to Stop -- Economist By: 04/09/2015 @ 10:01am

It's no surprise that hog profits are off from where they were last year, when the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PED) swept through the U.S. hog industry and left a cull-shortened herd and record…

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